10 August 2022

Bromley FC team up with Her Game Too anti-sexism initiative

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Bromley FC team up with Her Game Too anti-sexism initiative

Bromley FC are pleased to announce our new partnership with Her Game Too, as we continue to fight against any form of discrimination. Her Game Too strives to create awareness and educate on sexism in football.  

Bromley FC join a number of clubs from across the football leagues to commit to the cause, creating further awareness to the problems faced in football by females. Sexism and abuse towards females will not be tolerated by anyone associated with the club and we hope that by supporting important campaigns and organisations such as Her Game Too, it will only help us ensure that everyone feels welcome and safe when they come to Hayes Lane. We know that all our supporters will get behind this campaign and help us to encourage women and girls to attend games, show their support freely online, play football and follow the club. 

To kick-off the partnership we will be hosting activities across this weekend to celebrate women and girls at Bromley FC.  

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August, we will be dedicating both the men’s and women’s games (respectively) to the cause, with flag bearers and mascots from our girls’ youth and community sessions. On Sunday 14th August from 10am, on the main stadium pitch we will also be holding a Women’s Recreational Festival, where our over 30s women’s team, Bromley Belles, will be playing with local teams before Bromley FC Women take on Dulwich Hamlet Women in their last pre-season fixture before the league returns. 

Lucy Ford, co-founder of Her Game Too said: “Her Game Too was a campaign set up by 12 female football fans in May 2021 with the aim to raise awareness of the sexist abuse in football. Our aim to tackle the misogynistic culture surrounding football so we can create a better and more inclusive atmosphere for female fans for now and the next generation.  

“We feel it is important to have the support and backing of football clubs throughout the country, across all levels, so we are delighted to be partnering with Bromley FC and we look forward to working together.  

“We also want to celebrate the excellent work Bromley FC are already doing, through the Bromley Belles and through Andrea Ellis, the Development Officer for Women and Girls. Free sanitary products are also in place at the ground for female fans to access if required.” 

Women’s and Girls Development Officer, Andrea Ellis said “It is an exciting time at Bromley FC for women and girls with all the work we are doing to both celebrate and increase female participation. I am looking forward to working with our Bromley FC Her Game Too Ambassador, Georgie Weaver. Georgie is a familiar face on the terraces, following Bromley home and away.

“She is passionate about making the game a better place for females, and like Bromley FC is committed to ensuring attendance at matches is safe and enjoyable.”  

Georgie added “Building a partnership with Her Game Too will continue to help to ensure that girls of all ages can become involved in football in any way they want, both in terms of playing football and watching.” 

For more information on our community sessions for women and girls please click here 

For more information on Her Game Too please click here or email hergametoo@bromleyfc.co.uk. 

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